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Cefaclor oral
CEFACLOR SA TABLET - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CEFACLOR SA TABLET - ORAL

(SEFF-uh-klor)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Ceclor CD

Uses

Cefaclor is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections such as respiratory tract infections, middle ear infections, skin infections and urinary tract infections.

How To Use

Cefaclor works best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Do this by taking the medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night. This medication works best when taken with food. Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection.

Side Effects

This medication may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly. Unlikely to occur but report: fever, easy bleeding or bruising, a change in the amount of urine, seizures. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor your medical history especially of: kidney disease, stomach problems, any allergies. Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., oral, bladder or vaginal yeast infection). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this drug. Cefaclor is excreted into breast milk. Though, to date, no problems have been noted in nursing infants, consult your doctor before you breast-feed.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use especially of: probenecid. This drug may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. Discuss using other methods of birth control with your doctor. Cefaclor may cause false positive results in tests for sugar in the urine. Diabetics should use TesTape rather than Clinitest tablets to test for sugar while taking cefaclor. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include muscle spasms and seizures.

Notes

This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection or give it to someone else. A different medication may be necessary.

Missed Dose

If you should miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose. If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.